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Poster: RiverRat1492 Date: Nov 25, 2010 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Crazy Fingers

Hey folks,
Been a long time, but I've been checking opinions here and as always, listening. As of late, I've been zeroed in on Crazy Fingers. I esp. like the opening. When they were on, it was some sweet music.
So my question to you all, whats you're favorite Crazy Fingers?
Have a great holiday weekend.
Rat

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Nov 26, 2010 9:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

1st time played and my absolute fav
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1975-06-17.aud.unknown.87560.flac16

nice 1 from 91
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1991-09-06.sbd.miller.95314.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: face of space Date: Nov 26, 2010 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

Hey, is there a best version of King Solomon's Marbles too?

After a few Crazy Fingers, it seems I like '76 after all.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Nov 25, 2010 7:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

Here are a few more versions with titanic closing jams....

This is an audience recording, with a 12-minute Crazy Fingers that goes into Comes a Time -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-06-22.aud.vernon.6680.sbeok.shnf

This is an outstanding 15-minute version that goes into Let It Grow -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-07-13.sbd.ashley-bertha.9978.sbeok.shnf

This one's 14 minutes (not the best SQ) -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-09-23.sbd.backus.14687.sbeok.shnf

And here's a good 15-minute version that goes into It's All Over Now -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-09-30.sbd.shnf

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Poster: Jim F Date: Nov 26, 2010 2:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

Ooh, I absolutely LOVE 7/13/76 for all sorts of reasons. The long "spanishy" outro jam is just great. Definitely a favorite version.

Don't neglect One From the Vault.

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Poster: ned the head Date: Nov 25, 2010 9:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

LIA,
Are you going to give us the November Taper Section update?
I for one look forward to these six month posts.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Nov 26, 2010 1:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

Coming soon...

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Nov 25, 2010 6:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

Track 2, the best Crazy Fingers

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1975-02-28.sbd.smith.93779.sbeok.flac16


Jerry never nailed it vocally, unfortunately.

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Poster: oldcrow69 Date: Nov 26, 2010 12:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

thanks for pointing the lightning in the right direction ... these jams (knot sessions) are pure gold

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Poster: utopian Date: Nov 26, 2010 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

Fall 82 has a sh!+ ton

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Poster: oldcrow69 Date: Nov 26, 2010 1:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-06-03.mtx.seamons.91912.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 25, 2010 3:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

Advocat is right on, 6/14/76 is lovely. But I would go with the GEMS remaster...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-06-14.sbd.bettycantor.gems.82308.flac16

Flow and JOTS are correct, the '76 performances are the best (or either from 1975). 7/13/76 is nice as well.

Some folks will soon be chiming in on how good the Crazy Fingers' from the late 80's and 90's were, but pay them no mind...

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Poster: Jim F Date: Nov 28, 2010 1:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

I stopped collecting yearly projects after 1981 (even then I only have select shows), but I've been diving into select shows from 82 because of the return of Crazy Fingers. I've listened to most-maybe all-from the year, and while I'm yet another who is notorious for saying that an 80's or 90's version of a song rarely, if ever, touches a 70's version, I have to say, with Crazy Fingers it yet again seems to be the case. For me, anyway.

They aren't half bad, but those intros...they're almost all terrible. Way too short, and often pretty darn sloppy. Though the outro jams do often provide something to offer, they're nothing like you'll find in 1976.

I'm mainly just talking about 1982 here, but I would say that overall I think I feel the same way about any post-76 Crazy Fingers.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 25, 2010 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

JOTS will tell ya, 1976 was the only year they really nailed the intro. I agree.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 26, 2010 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

RR: as just noted by FEagle, and by many others in many prior threads (FYI, just search on "crazy" AND "fingers" above, using search within Forums, and you'll find a large number of prior threads on this topic, even a very focused one on best CF's of 76!), 6-28-75 is a GREAT version, and not just because I was there. It and PegO really were well done that night, and there are DL-able AUDs of good quality right here...

Enjoy.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Nov 26, 2010 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

"6-28-75 is a GREAT version, and not just because I was there"

Riiiggghhttt.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 26, 2010 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I want my money

Hmmm--you might have a point. Clearly I must have had some important positive effect on the band (I like to think Jerry in particular) because so many people here pick shows from 75, 76, 77 and esp the ones I went to from 78, as some of their very personal "top tens" of the year and so on and so forth.

Again, one more factor in the overall equation as to why Bob actually owes me money for my obviously critical role in their success during this time period. I think I even "wished" Donna right out of the band...however, I take no responsibility for any album cover artwork post Blues for Allah, as I was concentrating entirely on snakes when somehow Hunter turned my musings on limbless tetrapods into a melodramatic song about their ancient shelled brethren banging tamborines on a backwoods Appalachian Porch.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Nov 26, 2010 5:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I want my money

Your were the GD muse it seems.

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Poster: BVD Date: Nov 25, 2010 8:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

The studio version.

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Poster: RiverRat1492 Date: Nov 26, 2010 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

Wow, thanks for all the recommendations. I too really like the version from the Paramount show (6/3/76) the intro is just music to my ears. I too agree on 1976 being the C.Fingers best year or atleast based on the examples I have heard from my collection. (A side note, 1976 was a pretty darn good year period.) I look forward to the ones folks listed here...Keep 'em coming.
Thanks,
Rat

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Nov 26, 2010 3:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

in my opinion, the first performance is hands down the best version:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1975-06-17.mtx.menke.gems.97079.flac16

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Poster: hasher Date: Nov 26, 2010 8:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

in my opinion, the first performance is hands down the best version:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1975-06-17.mtx.menke.gems.97079.flac16


I agree.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 26, 2010 9:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

Love the song, especially in the early versions mentioned below . These spacey CFs ( and Wheels) are one of the things I really like about 76, and makes it such an interesting year . They can take their time, loveingly, with songs ( and theeir jams) in this period,I would have loved to have heard how they would have handled "Days Between" in this era !
However I have always felt iCF could have used one less "verse" section, but the lyrics are all so good , I don't know what I would trim !
But I am nit picking, mostly love it .

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Poster: jeremiahjohnson Date: Nov 26, 2010 1:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-06-03.mtx.seamons.91912.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: advokat Date: Nov 25, 2010 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

This show always pops up in any discussion of Crazy Fingers:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-06-14.sbd.hollister.22804.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: snori Date: Nov 25, 2010 3:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crazy Fingers

I like this one in combination with Stella Blue http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-06-26.sbd.miller.95306.sbeok.flac16